whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist he who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness but must explore if it be goodness. nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind whoever is discouraged is done so by his mind. only our faith is everliving. absolve you to yourself and you shall have the suffrage of the age.
i remember an answer which when quite young i was prompted to make to someone who was wont to importune me with the dear old doctrines of the church. on my saying what have i to do with the sacredness of traditions if i live wholly from within. he then suggested, but these impulses may be from below not from above. i replied they do not seem to me to be such but if i have sold my soul to the devil i will then live from the devil. no law can be sacred to me but that of my own nature. good and bad are names very readily transferable to this or that. what is the real devil is man not living from within. we are gods and godesses.
we need not rush in all that we do things have no end they are made infinite therefore embrace the journey treading graciously with every step seeking understanding. life is too precious to waste on dead institutions youth must live love treasuring solitude. let him not be lost in crowd